Fall TV's 7 flops: What went wrong?

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The Tomorrow People (The CW)
Why it might have worked: Ensemble of super-powered young hot heroes: When isn’t that idea a hit?
Why it so didn’t: When it’s the thousandth time and nothing new is brought to the table and all the stars look like every CW actor you’ve seen before and the title sounds like a ride at Disneyland that closed in the 1980s. The Tomorrow People mixes The Matrix and Jumper and X-Men and every other other project of this kind, including its own original series, the British 1970s version of The Tomorrow People. Look, when it comes to The CW, ratings get super fuzzy and what constitutes a “flop” becomes an esoteric question for the philosophers; this is the lowest-ranked show on this list, and it will probably still get a full-season order because, well … have you looked at Hart of Dixie and Beauty and the Beast lately? But it sure ain’t a hit. Plus, the casting of Arrow star Stephen Amell’s cousin Robbie Amell just added to everybody’s unspoken-yet-distinct impression that The CW’s actors are bred in some secret underground Canadian lab.

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